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Popular south Georgia canine receives cancer treatment

May 19, 2006

Albany--A beloved Labrador retriever, who visits the nursing homes hospitals and schools, is undergoing cancer treatment.

Hero, a member of the Paws Patrol has anal gland cancer. His owner says it was successfully removed by surgery, but the 10-year-old yellow lab must still undergo chemotherapy.

Hero has worked as a therapy dog for Paws Patrol since 1997.

"He's been all these years, working several days a week going to both hospitals, nursing homes, educational facilities. We teach humane education as well as therepeutic visitation," says owner, Marty Harris.

Pedigree Dog Food has nominated Hero as one of the top five dogs in the country for his service. To make Hero number one in the country, go to www.pedigree.com/pedigree/usa/vote.

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